PV Narasimha Rao: News

PV Narasimha Rao was an Indian politician and lawyer who was the ninth Prime Minister of India from 1991-1996. He was the first Prime Minister to be elected from South India and the second holder of this office from a non-Hindi-speaking region. Rao was also referred to as the ‘Father of Indian Economic Reforms,’ as he was responsible for reversing the economic policies of the Rajiv Gandhi government. Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and Atal Bihari Vajpayee continued to follow the policies of economic reform that were pioneered by Rao. In his early days, Rao served as a freedom fighter during the Indian Independence movement. Later, he joined the Indian National Congress as a full-time politician. In 1971, he was appointed as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. During his tenure as India’s Prime Minister, Rao marked a paradigm shift from the mixed and industrializing economic model to a market-driven one. He has also helped in steering India through the 1991 economic crisis and established diplomatic relations with Israel. His term saw the emergence of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the destruction of Ayodhya’s Babri Mosque. Rao passed away in 2004 due to a heart attack.

31 Aug 2020

Bharat Ratna

Former President Pranab Mukherjee passes away, had tested coronavirus positive

India's 13th President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee passed away today, several days after he informed that he had contracted coronavirus.

28 Jun 2020

Narendra Modi

#MannKiBaat: India gave befitting reply to China, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hosted the 66th episode of his radio show 'Mann Ki Baat'.

14 Oct 2019


Nirmala Sitharaman's husband criticizes Modi government over economic slowdown

On Monday, noted political economist and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's husband Parakala Prabhakar said that the government is in denial about the economic slowdown in India.

28 Jun 2019


Gandhis sidelined PV Narasimha Rao, says grandson; demands apology

From not letting Rahul Gandhi resign to protecting the family tooth and nail, we all know Congress only accepts "Gandhis" as their leaders.

18 Apr 2019

Bhupender Yadav

Shoe hurled at BJP MP during press conference in Delhi

An unidentified man on Thursday hurled a shoe at BJP MP GVL Narasimha Rao while he was addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.

Ayodhya: Previously, SC wanted 'excess' land to remain undisturbed

The Supreme Court has, in last 16 years, told twice that excess land surrounding the disputed property of Ayodhya, which the Centre wants to return to rightful owners, shouldn't be disturbed before the title dispute reaches a conclusion.

25 Nov 2018

Indira Gandhi

Veteran Congressman and former Union Minister Sharief passes away

Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister CK Jaffer Sharief passed away today at a private hospital in Bengaluru following a cardiac arrest, doctors said. He was 85.

Sitaram Kesri's exit gains attention: Here's what happened years ago

In a rally in Chhattisgarh on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the ouster of Sitaram Kesri from Congress in 1998, to prove the grand old party is loyal only to the members of Gandhi family.

19 Jun 2018

N Chandrababu Naidu

Parakala Prabhakar, Nirmala Sitharaman's husband, quits as AP communications advisor

After continuous attacks by the opposition, Parakala Prabhakar, Communications Advisor to the AP government and husband of Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, resigned today.

28 May 2018


Newly-elected Karnataka MLA Nyamagouda dies at 70 in road accident

Newly-elected Congress MLA Siddu Nyamagouda, 70, died in a road accident in Bagalkote district in Karnataka early today, a senior police official said.

28 May 2018


Karnataka: Newly-elected Congress MLA, Nyamagouda dies in road accident

Siddu B Nyamagouda, a newly elected Congress MLA from Karnataka died on Monday after meeting a road accident.

20 Mar 2018


Lucknow: B.Com students get compulsory question on BJP govt's policies

Lucknow University's B.Com students appearing for their final examination were asked to attempt a compulsory question pertaining to the policies of the BJP government.

25 Jan 2018


China downplays India's friendly ties with ASEAN countries

ASEAN leaders have descended in India to enjoy a three-day jamboree comprising bilateral meetings, India-ASEAN Commemorative Summit and Republic Day celebrations.

24 Jan 2018


ASEAN leaders diplomatic visit: India's "Act East" policy on display

In a bid to promote India's "Act East" policy, PM Narendra Modi is set to break another tradition. In an unprecedented event, all leaders and heads of state of 10 ASEAN countries will be chief guests at the Republic Day parade.

13 Nov 2017


What is the Modi model for madrasas?

In early-2014, as BJP's prime-ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, while reaching out to the Muslim voter-base had said "I want to see you (Muslims), laptop in one hand, Quran in the other."

Explosive revelations: Did Sonia Gandhi influence probe against 'Tehelka'?

In her new autobiography, former Samata Party president Jaya Jaitly has alleged Congress' Sonia Gandhi tried to influence a probe against 'Tehelka'.

15 Oct 2017

Himachal Pradesh

Before polls, Himachal minister Anil Sharma ditches Congress for BJP

In a blow to Congress, ahead of the Himachal polls, Anil Sharma, cabinet minister in the Congress-led Virbhadra Singh government, is all set to join BJP.

30 Mar 2017


Modi to visit Israel, Arab states mum

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Israel soon, marking the first such visit to Israel by an Indian head of state.